Ontario police officers fatally shot a man who was allegedly ramming his car into their patrol vehicles during a pursuit in Jurupa Valley on Monday, April 4, authorities said.
At around 6 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop on a car for a vehicle violation in the area of Haven Avenue and Francis Street, but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued, said Cpl. Emily Hernandez, spokeswoman for the Ontario Police Department.
The suspect fled throughout Ontario and then into the Jurupa Valley area of Riverside County, Hernandez said.
During the pursuit, the suspect rammed the pursuing officers’ vehicles multiple times, prompting a police shooting, Hernandez said. Officers attempted lifesaving measures before the suspect was pronounced dead by members of Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire, she said.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many officers were involved in the shooting.
No identifying information for the suspect was immediately available.
The shooting was under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Hernandez said.